On March 4th, Juho Knuuttila and Eivind Jacobsen scaled the 1000 meter high northwest face of Blokktind. The two Scandinavians named their adventurous first ascent Entropi, which means a lack of predictability and at the same time is a foretaste of the challenges of the tour.
In his latest video blog, Norwegian professional climber Magnus Midtbo visits the Ice Climbing World Cup in Saas Fee. There he was introduced to the art of ice climbing by none other than the reigning ice climbing world champion Petra Klingler.
In a gripping World Cup lead final, Petra Klingler sensationally won the gold medal on Saturday evening in Sass-Fee's "Ice Dome". Her teammate Franziska Schönbächler climbed onto the podium with her and finished third. Benjamin Bosshard secures the third Swiss medal. The only 19-year-old from Graubünden became vice world champion on his World Cup debut.
Anyone who climbs usually relies on first-class equipment: perfectly fitting shoes, safety equipment with the highest standards and practical clothing. It seems as if only our bare hands can withstand the climbing purism. But even this last bastion falls if the climbing trips are in the direction of ice and mixed - because nothing works without gloves.
Winter is slowly but surely coming, and the anticipation of ice climbing is growing. Dry tooling is the best preparation: with an ice ax and crampons on the rock. Everything you need to know.
Not all crampons are created equal. Fabian Reichle from Bächli Bergsport explains the most important differences to you.
The two alpinists Dani Arnold and Roger Schäli report the first ascent of an ice climbing route on the Mürrenfluh in Stechelberg: Exocet (Wi 6+, Expo, M6, A1).
Ice climbing is not without it. We show what you have to look out for when ice climbing and present tips from professionals.
Nicolas Hojac, Stephan Siegrist and Lukas Hinterberger climbed the northeast face of Cerro Cachet at the end of 2019 on a varied and demanding mixed climbing route with a difficulty of M7 +. Mammut is now publishing a video about the team's Patagonia trip.
In their latest issue, the makers of Actiontalk TV visited the film premiere of Paradice in the Bernese Oberland and spoke to the two protagonists Nicolas Hojac and Jonas Schild.
The premiere of the film Paradice with Nicolas Hojac, Jonas Schild and Stephan Siegrist will take place on January 17, 2020 at the Rex cinema in Thun.
Last weekend, the 20 took place. Ice climbing World Cup held in Saas Fee. In a tense lead final, the Swiss Yannick Glatthard won his first World Cup title in front of a home crowd. In the competition we spoke with Pascal Brönimann of Outdoor Research, main sponsor of the event and manufacturer of technical equipment.
Manufacturers like Black Diamond rely on product testing in the field. This is the only way they can develop their products further. One who has been testing products for over 20 years ...
At the third attempt it finally worked: Dani Arnold opened the Power Shrimps route in February of this year in the world-famous Helmcken Falls in British ...
From February 9 to March 3, 2018, Silvan Schüpbach and Matteo Della Bordella spent in the Chilean O'Higgins National Park to explore the remote mountain Riso Patron ...